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England’s answer to White Fang.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-19

Wow what a great listen. This audiobook was a great combination of narrator and story, so if you like one you’ll like the other. Without spoiling anything, the story felt something like an English answer to white fang/ the call of the wild. Also, if feels like one of those story you regret not reading earlier, so you could read it at various ages throughout your life. Really enjoyed this. Hopefully you will too 😀

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Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-18

I liked how the story developed from a mystery into, well...something else. The characters were good; working class and honest. If anything the horror elements could have been built better, still better than Sleeping Beauties

Supernatural, Steamboat, Suspense

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Firstly, it’s a good book. Somewhat of a slow burner, but it stands out for its characters, levels of detail and patient plot.

What other book might you compare Fevre Dream to, and why?

Interview with a vampire. Similar settings Slave plantations, New Orleans and old Europe. Apart from the same period, the characters had similar conflicts. Both brilliant, take their time and tell a patient story.

What about Ron Donachie’s performance did you like?

Brilliant.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Lots of suspense.

Any additional comments?

Great for Ann Rice Fans

A good seafaring romp for Jaws fans

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Would you listen to Orca again? Why?

Yes. It certainly wasn’t a boring listen. Entertaining and a good companion to the old movie.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the man vs beast aspects plus the revenge themes. It was more mature than the film and a bit more believable. (A bit)

Have you listened to any of Mark Moseley’s other performances? How does this one compare?

First time I encountered this narrator. He gave a great performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was actually quite profound.

Any additional comments?

Fans of the film will definitely enjoy it.

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World cover art

Fascinating from the first sentence.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-18

If you could sum up The Killer Whale Who Changed the World in three words, what would they be?

Mind-blowingly interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Killer Whale Who Changed the World?

There are countless interesting and memorable moments. This book is full of antidotes and facts,(the subject of Moby Doll it is not only phenomenally researched but the book is entertaining) to pick one moment would be unfair and would misrepresent the scale this book covers. This book covers multiple aspects of killer whales/Orcas, the biology and the evolution of the social perception, all in an engaging and entertaining way.

What about Mark Leiren-Young’s performance did you like?

Mark Leiden-Young is the author of The Killer Whale Who Changed The World. For me, there could be no one better to read this book, he clearly knows his subject inside out. There is the sense of the personal touch to his narration that gave it a degree of originality.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I found the friendships between the Humans and Orcas to be particularly touching.

Any additional comments?

I bought this audiobook on a whim. By the end I felt emotionally attached to some of the characters involved human and non-human. My wife had to tell me to stop talking about it all. I think Mark Leiren-Young achieved something special. The book contains information and passion and was a true pleasure to listen too.

Lovely little story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It’s short but nice. I would actually recommend it to be read.

What did you like best about this story?

It had fable qualities to it.

What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

Good rounded voices. A good performance.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did.

Any additional comments?

Short and sweet.

Charming Children’s Story.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

Would you consider the audio edition of War Horse to be better than the print version?

Yes, actually, I would. Being told the story in first person, from the point of view of the horse, Joey, made it grove well with a narrator.

What other book might you compare War Horse to, and why?

It reminded me of The jungle books, because the story being told from the animals point of view. There is a great sense of charm and adventure in both books also. You don’t know where either story might take you.

Which character – as performed by Luke Treadaway – was your favourite?

He gave a real sense of life and character to the horse. Luke Treadaway did a great job.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I like the tag from the Stephen Spielberg film; Separated by War. Tested by Battle. Bound by Friendship.

Any additional comments?

A truly brilliant listen. Through telling the story from the horse’s point of view, the author did not have to pick sides and showed that there were good people and bad people on either side. I think the horse is the perfect character for Children to emphasise with, as they could understand his struggles and the struggles of the characters he meets without getting caught up with the politics of the First World War.

Nightmares at the overlook hotel.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-17

What made the experience of listening to The Shining the most enjoyable?

This was a reread for me. So revisiting a story I loved so much the first time was nice. Plus some genuinely good scares. Kingy at his best.

What did you like best about this story?

A good setting. Lots of tension and suspense. The paranormal aspects work well.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Room 217

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Tried. Got close. But a few breaks.

Any additional comments?

One of kings best works. A gothic masterpiece.

Franco rocks the dead zone.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is a great example of how good Stephen King is and also how enjoyable an audiobook can be when it is narrated by a professional.

What other book might you compare The Dead Zone to, and why?

The rest of the Stephen King cannon. Most notable Doctor Sleep. Both books deal with similar phenomenon, plus the struggle between good and evil and final confrontation are similar

What does James Franco bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Franco brought a real sense of emphathy to the characters. He was a narrator of the highest quality.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The part at the fair and the final confrontation were superb.

Any additional comments?

A great mix of fantastic story and amazing narration. Impossible not to enjoy.

More enthusiasm than expertise.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-17

What made the experience of listening to Watching War Films with My Dad the most enjoyable?

Al Murry narrated the work. He brought a lot to his material.

What did you like best about this story?

The antidotes. Al Murry made the peice personal in a way more conventional historians never do. I appreciated that. Though at times the history was a little thin when it needed to be fatter. Though he was honest about not being an expert.

Which character – as performed by Al Murray – was your favourite?

Al Murry- Funnily enough

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was very funny and I laughed. Plus he got to go up in a spitfire and I was 'well jell'

Any additional comments?

Exactly what it says on the tin. Good fun.

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